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Lighting with Vintage Telegraph and Telephone Glass Insulators

Lighting with Vintage Telegraph and Telephone Glass Insulators

Repurposed old glass insulators are all over Etsy. People turn them into candle holders and book ends. I have about a dozen of them that I put over inexpensive solar lights. They mostly block both the light and the solar panel, but I don’t care.

A number of lighting manufacturers make lighting collections that use reproduction glass insulators or are inspired by them. They range from rustic and farmhouse to modern or industrial. Continue reading

Rose Gold Lighting for Every Style

Maxim Lighting Meteor Rose Gold and Crystal Vanity Lighting

Maxim Lighting Meteor Rose Gold and Crystal Vanity Lighting

Rose Gold has warm cast that is flattering. It feels new and fresh, but it is actually a classic.

Even pure gold is slightly reddish yellow in color. Anything other than 24 karate gold is mixed with something. Rose gold is gold mixed with copper. The more copper, the darker the red color of the gold. Red gold jewelry is up to 50% copper, 50% gold. Rose gold is 75% pure gold mixed with copper and silver. Continue reading

Besa Lighting with Iridescent Dicro Swirl Glass

Effervescent Iridescence Better Homes & Gardens March 2019

Effervescent Iridescence
Better Homes & Gardens March 2019

This month is the Trend Issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine. It has about a dozen pages about “What’s next in Home, Garden and Food”.

Effervescent Iridescence

We’ve always been drawn to the bright and shiny. The rainbow-esque look of iridescence improves everyday items and our mood.

After the warm, serene rose gold trend, we’re ready for light and lustrous. Iridescence is the science behind the sheen of peacock feathers, abalone shells, and bubbles.

Better Homes & Gardens March 2019

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Blue Willow Memory Foam Contour Toilet Mats

Blue Willow Pagoda Pattern Memory Foam Contour Mat - Blue Willow Memory Foam Contour Toilet Mats
Blue Willow Pagoda Pattern Memory Foam Contour Mat

When I was looking for bath mats, I found these contoured Blue Willow Pattern mats to go around the toilet. They come in two versions of the traditional Blue Willow pattern.

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Ship Lights – Three Styles

Summerhouse Style Guide Coastal Living July/August 2008 - Ship Lights – Three Styles - myDesign42

Summerhouse Style Guide
Ship Lights
Coastal Living July/August 2008

Ship Lights

Maritime-style is a brilliant character builder. Metal cages protected the glass in rough seas, but they come in handy in family retreats, too, where beach gear and games roll in and out like the tide.

Summerhouse Style Guide
Rachael Burrow and Ellen McGauley
Coastal Living July/August 2008

This month’s issue of Coastal Living has a great article, Summerhouse Style Guide, “From pretty painted floors to colorful marine collectibles, here’s a look at some of the classic ingredients of these nostalgic weekend retreats.” Continue reading

Coordinate Your Metal Finishes

From traditional to eclectic, no matter what style you choose, coordinating your metal finishes can make all the difference in pulling a look together.

There are more choices than ever in metal finishes. Brass, bronze, chrome, nickel and stainless in bright polished or matte brushed finish, each sets its own style.

Then there are custom painted finishes to really personalize your look.
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Don’t Let Your Lighting Age You!

House Beautiful’s regular feature The Essentials; Solutions for the Busiest Rooms in the House tackles bathrooms in the February 2017 issue.

The article Renovating: Just Add Water states “Our primer on master-bath renovations has real talk on budgeting, who-knew insights, and a roundup of necessary luxuries.”  It ranges from quick tips for a minor face-lift to sound advice for a total revamp. Continue reading

Bath with Glass Chandelier

House Beautiful issue for December 2016/January 2017 feature The Essentials: Bath of the Month shows a spectacular glass chandelier. These chandeliers are absolutely timeless.

“A midcentury Murano smoked-glass chandelier at the bath room entrance sets a glam scene.”

House Beautiful issue for December 2016/January 2017 feature The Essentials: Bath of the Month shows a spectacular glass chandelier.

House Beautiful issue for December 2016/January 2017 feature The Essentials: Bath of the Month shows a spectacular glass chandelier.

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Unique Glam Vanity Lights from Access Lighting

The unique Glam Collection from Access Lighting features chrome finish with Mirror glass that beautifully reflects the surroundings when unlit. Once lit, strands of crystal beads are visible, diffusing the bright xenon light source. The collection includes bath lighting, ceiling lighting, single and multiple pendants and a chandelier.

Access 52111, 52112, 52113, 52114 Glam Mirror Glass with Crystal Vanity Lights

The unique Glam Collection from Access Lighting features chrome finish with Mirror glass that beautifully reflects the surroundings when unlit. Once lit, strands of crystal beads are visible, diffusing the bright xenon light source. The collection includes bath lighting, ceiling lighting, single and multiple pendants and a chandelier. Continue reading

Chinoiserie Style

Chinoiserie Style Dining Room

This beautiful dining room (House Beautiful December/January 2014) has hints of Chinoiserie Style with oriental lanterns in front of the mirror on the buffet. The china is a fanciful Oriental landscape and the flatware is gold bamboo.

The lighting is a beautiful traditional crystal chandelier.

There are a lot of options or Oriental, Asian and Chinoiserie Style. Continue reading